Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Irony Alert: Sloganeering, Atheist Bus Breaks Down

I post this, thinking that the atheists themselves got a sort of retroactive chortle out of the entire picture:

GENOA, Italy, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Atheists' first rolling advertisement in Italy got off to an ignominious start Monday when the bus touting their doubt in God, perhaps inexplicably, conked out.

No sooner had the bus -- carrying the message "The Good News Is There Are Millions of Atheists In Italy; The Excellent News Is They Believe In Freedom Of Expression" -- headed out onto the streets of Genoa than it developed a battery problem and had to head back to the depot for repairs, ANSA reported.

''By pure chance,'' a member of the Italian Union of Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists told the Italian news agency, ''the vehicle left the depot bright and early but had to go straight back because of a 'curious' problem with the batteries."

My favorite phrase in that cross section above? "By pure chance." Tell me they had a straight face when they said that, because I for one think it was a cleverly devised way to surf the moment. And a well done one at that.



brian said...

He is still on the throne--
Thank-you Jesus!

aahrens said...

This is just too much. Not that God would ever need to one-up someone to prove Himself, but really, I just have to laugh!